1. As of noon trading, Intel ( INTC) is down $0.13 (-0.6%) to $22.91 on average volume. Thus far, 17.8 million shares of Intel exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.81-$23.12 after having opened the day at $23.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.04. Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. Intel has a market cap of $115.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Intel Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).
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